Navigation 2017 with view cart

The Rivers of France


from drawings made by J.M.W. Turner


Original 175+-year-old Engravings by R. Wallis, T. Jeavons, J. Cousen, and others

published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman • London
(1837)


Sheet size: approx. 9 1/8 x 6 inches

JMW Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) is acknowledged as the most important landscape artist in the history of art in the British Isles. His contribution to every aspect of his field was immense. Throughout a long and successful career he was recognized as a genius and his art valued even above the exquisite and rare pictures of his contemporaries such as Thomas Girtin and John Robert Cozens.

Trained as a topographical and architectural draughtsman, Turner learnt rapidly from his first master, Thomas Malton and by 1790 exhibited a watercolour at the Royal Academy, London. In that year he enrolled as a student at the Academy where he learned the high art of pure landscape painting.

From early in his career he enjoyed travelling to draw sites. He kept to this practice over many years travelling throughout Britain and Europe to observe beautiful scenery.

 

[Please note: due to the age and type of paper used, some foxing may be present. Please click on a thumbnail for an enlarged view.]

Bridge of Meulan
Bridge of Meulan

$30

Confluence of the Seine and Marne
Confluence of the Seine and Marne

$30

Hotel de Ville and Pont d'Arcole
Hotel de Ville and Pont d'Arcole

$40

March aux Fleurs and the Pont au Change
Marché aux Fleurs and
the Pont au Change

$40

Melun
Melun

$40

Orleans
Orleans

$35

Palace at Blois
Palace at Blois

$35

Pont de l'Arche
Pont de l'Arche

$35

Vernon
Vernon

$35

The Lanterne at St. Cloud
The Lanterne at St. Cloud

$20
(damaged)

Paris
Paris
From the Barriere de Passy

Chateau de Nantes
Chateau de Nantes

$30
(marginal foxing)

See also "Turner's The Rivers of France. The Loire." (1835)

and

"Turner's Annual Tour" (France) (1835)

We have many more Turner engravings, please click below.
Click here to return to the Topographical Scenes homepage